Powerful, Effective, and Efficient Full-Stack Web Development
As a Rails developer, you care about user experience and performance, but you also want simple and maintainable code. Achieve all that by embracing the full stack of web development, from styling with Bootstrap, building an interactive user interface with AngularJS, to storing data quickly and reliably more » in PostgreSQL. Take a holistic view of full-stack development to create usable, high-performing applications, and learn to use these technologies effectively in a Ruby on Rails environment.
Rails is a great tool for building web applications, but it's not the best at everything. Embrace the features built into your database. Learn how to use front-end frameworks. Seize the power of the application stack through AngularJS, Bootstrap, and PostgreSQL. When used together, these powerful and easy-to-use tools will open you to a new world of possibilities. In each chapter of this book, you'll learn how these technologies can work together inside a Rails app to deliver well-performing applications that offer great user experiences.
Create a usable and attractive login form using Bootstrap's styles, while ensuring the database table backing it is secure, using Postgres' check constraints. You'll see how creating an advanced Postgres index for a case-insensitive search can speed up your back-end--allowing you to create a highly dynamic user experience using AngularJS. You'll create complex interfaces using Bootstrap's grid, together with Angular's form support, backed by a materialized view for caching within Postgres. You'll get your front-end working with the Asset Pipeline, use Postgres' features from migrations, and write unit tests for all of it. All of this within Rails.
You'll gain the confidence to work at every level of the application stack, bringing the right solution to every problem.
What You Need:
Use the powerful features of Bootstrap to create responsive and appealing web pages
***** About This Book *****
* Learn where and how to use Bootstrap in your new web projects
* Design and develop mobile first web portals that support all devices
* A step-by-step guide with easy-to-follow practical exercises to develop device friendly websites
***** Who This Book Is For *****
***** What You Will Learn *****
* Understand the internal architecture and structure of Bootstrap
* Download and configure Bootstrap in your web project
* Get to grips with the usage of Bootstrap CSS and its components
* Build and compile Bootstrap from source code
* Customize and extend Bootstrap to suit your requirements
***** In Detail *****
By the end of this book, you will be able to build, compile, and customize your own Bootstrap system to create mobile friendly websites. « less
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The book starts by taking you through web application development in Rails. It teaches you how to set up the Bootstrap framework, and will showcase the true power of your Rails app using Bootstrap's grid system. You will learn about other Bootstrap components and move on to work with modals and carousels. It concludes with the opportunity to test your skills by creating a shopping cart using Bootstrap modals. « less
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By the end of this book you will be a more adept and efficient designer. « less
Understand Bootstrap and unlock its secrets to build a truly customized project!
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Get up to speed with Bootstrap in a weekend
Originally developed by Twitter, Bootstrap is a front-end web framework that's revolutionized modern web development. It makes it easy to build professional, feature-packed websites in no time. Better still, Bootstrap is built from the ground up to be fully responsive, meaning your designs will look more » beautiful on any device, and in any browser.
Whether you're a designer or a developer, you need to get acquainted with Bootstrap. Jump Start Bootstrap is the perfect primer to the most popular front-end framework available on the Web today. « less
Design attractive, consistent UIs with Twitter Bootstrap.
Responsive Web Development
Discover how easy it is to design killer interfaces and responsive websites with the Bootstrap framework. This practical book gets you started building pages with Bootstrap's HTML / CSS-based tools and design templates right away. You'll also learn how to extend your app with interactive features, using more » its suite of jQuery plugins - often without writing a single line of code.
A hands-on introduction to building websites with Twitter Bootstrap's powerful front-end development framework
Twitter Bootstrap is by far the most popular of all front-end frameworks. It has earned its position by providing expertly-crafted, community-tested solutions for some of the thorniest problems of contemporary web design, equipping developers to accomplish difficult tasks with ease and normal tasks with more » greater speed.